The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.5 offshore earthquake 27 miles southwest of Eureka.
The quake happened at 4:27 p.m. Saturday at a depth of 10.2 miles, according to preliminary information on the USGS website.
I certainly felt the quake in west Redding. It felt like the house was buzzing. Others I’ve talked to reported pictures and mirrors rattling on the walls. (And see comments below.)
The region was reporting several aftershocks from magnitude 3.5 to 3.8.
No tsunami was expected, according to National Weather Service.
Since 1980, there have been six earthquakes of magnitude of 6.0 or larger in northwest California, according to the weather service. The last earthquake greater than magnitude 6.0 in that region was in 1995, when a magnitude 6.6 quake hit.
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Here’s a photo showing damage to a used bookstore in Eureka: